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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Science and technology should be dealt with responsibly, and not be used to do harm. Teamwork, family, and friendship are also themes.
Positive Role Models
The diverse team does everything it can to help find their parents, grandparents, and other adults in the town. Nolan is a tech genius with minimal ethical standards.
Violence & Scariness
Video game guns, laser blasters, and other creative weapons are featured. Occasionally characters argue. The Terra Borgs are scary, dangerous creatures. Brief bullying scenes, and some defensive martial arts moves are performed.
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Products & Purchases
The story and characters are inspired by Walmart’s exclusive Adventure Force toy brand; blasters resembling the toys are visible. There are references to Xbox and other known tech gadgets.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Adventure Force 5 is a family-friendly TV movie inspired by Walmart's exclusive Adventure Force brand of toy dart guns. There are some suspenseful moments, as well as shooting of laser guns, play guns, and other unique tech gadgets, some of which are more destructive than others. It's also got brief scenes of bullying, martial arts defense moves, and mild bathroom humor. Single motherhood and fears of losing one's parents are themes addressed, but are dealt with in constructive ways by the young characters. The film does promote the Adventure Force toys, and features objects that look similar to the toy guns sold in stores.
Is It Any Good?
Inspired by Walmart's exclusive Adventure Force dart blasters, this family-friendly movie tells a story that's both lighthearted and heartfelt. The diverse group of kids are clever enough to use their smarts, skills, and creative thinking to problem solve, strategize, and chase down the invaders (and their creator) without being old enough to drive a car. While the oddball gang isn't perfect, they're good kids with good intentions, which makes them fun to root for. Best of all, what makes them misfits at school are what makes them the neighborhood superheroes you can't help but be proud of. The fact that Adventure Force 5 is a promotional vehicle for the toys is inescapable, but it's still an entertainingly zany sci-fi adventure that tweens can enjoy.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.